Largest Startup Accelerator in Phoenix Launches
May09

Largest Startup Accelerator in Phoenix Launches

  On May 3, 2017, Coplex announced the launch of its first $5 million accelerator fund under its new venture capital arm called Coplex Ventures. In April of last year, Coplex made the shift from a digital agency to what’s known as a Startup Studio. The launch of its first fund completes its transition. With over 30 employees, this makes Coplex the largest accelerator in Phoenix and puts it on pace to be one of the largest in the...

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Recap: PHX Startup Week 2017
Feb28

Recap: PHX Startup Week 2017

This year’s PHX Startup Week was without a doubt the most powerful one yet. With approximately 10,000 total registrants and over 80 different talks to attend, the five day event was a smashing success. This year, attendees were lucky to explore a different location within the local entrepreneurial and educational ecosystem each day, starting with Galvanize downtown and ending at ASU’s Tempe campus. The City of Phoenix even...

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Gear up for PHX Startup Week 2017
Feb03

Gear up for PHX Startup Week 2017

Calling all entrepreneurs! Phoenix Startup Week is set to kick off on February 20th The five-day event, which acts as a meeting space and think tank for local startup companies, is also an informative experience for people interested in entrepreneurship.  The organizers promise an atmosphere of excitement toward new ideas and a spirit of collaboration as attendees and speakers share stories and tips of their trade. Where to find PHX...

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Editorial: The Perils of Perfection Paralysis
Feb01

Editorial: The Perils of Perfection Paralysis

I was excited back in the beginning of September when I backed a cool little gadget on a Kickstarter project. To be honest, although I love backing Arizona startups, this one was less about support and more about getting the item they were offering, because it was pretty cool. At the time, the expected ship date was November or December. Having supported many Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects in the past few years, I knew that ship...

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The Official 2016 TechAZ Recap
Jan17

The Official 2016 TechAZ Recap

From raising money and expanding operations to IPOs and brand new startups, 2016 was a banner year for the TechAZ scene. Many great Arizona companies saw a lot of changes, which confirmed another exciting year of tech growth in AZ. Whether it was raising as much as $160 million in financing or adding new locations, there were plenty of business wins in 2016. Below, we detail the highlights of last year’s tech scene. Reach out to...

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Looking for a way to connect with other Phoenix entrepreneurs? Connect #yesphx may be your answer
Sep18

Looking for a way to connect with other Phoenix entrepreneurs? Connect #yesphx may be your answer

The entrepreneurial community in Phoenix is extensive—so extensive, in fact, that it can sometimes feel impossible to make meaningful connections. There’s the occasional networking event or mixer, sure, but how do you pick the right people out of a crowd? Mat Sherman, CEO of the software company Schmooz, may have come up with the perfect solution. He’s named it Connect #yesphx after the Phoenix entrepreneurial community, who uses the...

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